Thursday, January 16, 2014
Decibel Hammer: Culture of Extermination (2013)
Anyway, Decibel Hammer is a Finnish death/thrash metal band who released their first EP last year. It is a short slice of extreme metal that flies by in the blink of an eye. It is filled to the brim with blasting drums, rampaging riffs, and some half-crazed vocals. None of the six tracks here reaches the four minute mark. Each song is a relentless, full-throttle mass of riffs and screaming. And after a little more than fifteen minutes, it's all over.
Musically, Decibel Hammer sounds most like a combination of the early German thrash metal bands Sodom and Kreator with some Demolition Hammer thrown in. It is a very extreme form of thrash metal. The riffs are fast and incredibly heavy, even machine gun-like at times. The vocals sound like Attila Csihar singing thrash metal. They just have a kind of demented quality that Attila used to terrific effect.
This is a fairly impressive little EP. I like my thrash nasty and loud and this definitely qualifies.
Decibel Hammer Bandcamp.